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Volume 29, No 2, 2022

Human Givens Journal

Format: A4 Printed Journal (60pp) / Digital PDF Journal (60pp) 

ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)

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Editorial: What it takes to update thinking

‘How we are’ – news, views and information on:

  • Inaccurate self-report measures
  • competent or warm therapists
  • unequal care in A&E
  • why trauma resolved after surgery
  • children’s play
  • Duchenne smiles questioned
  • do poor children feel pain?
  • brain changes in anorexia
  • why personal growth needs to be uncomfortable
  • metaphors in therapy
  • them and us’ illusions
  • the amazing mental world of children
  • detecting bitter tastes while still in the womb
  • how video chats cause self-absorption

Articles include

Ivan Tyrrell reflects…
Ivan Tyrrell considers the consequences of human proneness to suggestibility

Why sleep matters even more than we think
Andrew Morrice explores complexities of sleep that have relevance for human givens understandings

ENA: taking the temperature in organisations
Naomi Simons shows how Suffolk Mind’s work, using the Emotional Needs Audit, is helping organisations improve employees’ mental and physical health

When there is no mind’s eye: the world of aphantasia
Owen Davis looks at the phenomenon of not having conventional access to mental imagery and its implications for therapy

Aphantasia: the experience
HG practitioners Miriam Chachamu and Penny Tyndale-Hardy tell Owen Davis how they experience aphantasia and how to take account of it in therapy

Taking leave of our senses
Ezra Hewing suggests that dissociation, as activated in REM sleep, may explain successful trauma treatments – and ‘shutdown’

The lonely chick: art therapy and the human givens
Sara Pendlebury shows how modern art therapy complemented HG in a project to help Ukrainian refugees

Mental health training in the construction industry
Giovanna Puma describes how she found her way into educating construction workers about improving mental health

Tom Lawrence describes two bizarre cases

PLUS: Book Reviews

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To maintain our editorial independence we don’t take advertising, this means every page you read is full of interesting and relevant content. It’s the perfect way to keep up-to-date with developments in the field of mental health and wellbeing – many ground-breaking insights were first published in the HG journal.


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